Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Gloria received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to purchase canned goods, personal care products, etc. to sell in her store.
Sagrado Corazon Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy clothing (pants, blouses, t-shirts, underwear, etc.).
San Rafael Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy sweets, drinks, food and other products.
Vicente received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy feed, additional piglets and other supplies to raise her pigs.
Santa Luisa Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy dyes, creams, shampoo, rinses, gel, spray, and other additional products.
02_ Sikilo Camp De Garde Group received a loan from Dalton to buy two baskets of dried fish and two baskets of smoked fish.
Victoria received a loan from Nick to buy additional containers of coconut wine to sell and other supplies needed in her business.
Nancy Rocio received a loan from Nick to purchase agricultural supplies, organic soil amendments, fertilizers and work tools.
Cristopher Jeanpier received a loan from Bridgman High School to buy cases, glass screen protectors, headphones, chargers, and other items.
01_Wango Group received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy cases of fish and fresh vegetables to resell.
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